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Tour de Lovecraft:
The Destinations

By Kenneth Hite

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“One thing that influences [my style] is my extreme & lifelong geographic sensitiveness. I have never been tremendously interested in people, but I have a veritably feline interest in & devotion to places. The greater number of my dreams & visions are fantastic syntheses, etherealisations, & rearrangements of the landscape & architectural impressions which impinge on me during waking hours; & during those waking hours there is no pleasure which can compare with the experience of seeing strange old towns & houses & scenic vistas. These things are, & always have been, the most potent stimuli my imagination can possibly encounter; hence they usually form the points of departure for my excursions into the outside cosmic gulfs.”

— H. P. Lovecraft, letter to Clark
Ashton Smith (January 17, 1930).

Kenneth Hite guided readers through H. P. Lovecraft’s horror plots and themes in his earlier book Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales. Now, expanding on his “Lost in Lovecraft” column in Weird Tales magazine, he conducts a second tour of Lovecraft’s settings: from Arkham to Antarctica, and from New York City to Hyperspace. Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations drives the hidden routes connecting seemingly unrelated tales. It follows Lovecraft’s tracks into the uncanny landscapes of his fiction, and reads the eldritch signs on the Master’s map.

Hite climbs the crags of Kingsport, delves into Deep Time, and shines a light under the shadows over Innsmouth. With Hite as your driver and Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations as your guidebook, you can’t get lost in Lovecraft even in the loneliest parts of the planet . . . unless you want to . . .

Contents

  • Foreword by Nick Mamatas
  • Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations
    • Introduction
    • The Woods
    • Arkham
    • Dreamlands
    • The Moon
    • The Pacific Ocean
    • New York City
    • Upstate
    • Dunwich
    • Arabia
    • Antarctica
    • Underground
    • Antiquity
    • Egypt
    • Pnakotus
    • Kingsport
    • Boston
    • Hyperspace
    • Miskatonic University
    • Outer Space
    • Oklahoma
    • Vermont
    • The British Isles
    • Leng
    • Deep Time
    • The South
    • The Swamp
    • Innsmouth
    • Apocalypse
    • Providence
  • Appendix I: Occult Itineraries in Lovecraft
  • Appendix II: The Lovecraft Gazetteer
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Lovecraft Works
  • General Index
  • About the Author

Bibliographic Information

Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations. By Kenneth Hite. Alexandria, VA: Atomic Overmind Press; April 2021; ISBN 978-0-9896155-5-6; hardcover; 318 pages.

Purchasing This Book

This book may be purchased in hardcover from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble or directly from the publisher, Atomic Overmind Press.

 
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